The Sadtu has appealed to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to conduct more research on the proposed Grade 9 General Education Certificate.
The Commission on Gender Equality said Department of Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga should undergo gender-sensitization training.
The Basic Education Department has urged parents to support their children’s learning by encouraging good school attendance.
The Basic Education Department has slammed media reports that Grade 4 will learn about masturbation in a new curriculum.
The new life orientation textbooks will be rolled out next year.
The Department of Basic Education says it’s been linking schools with police stations in an effort to improve safety at schools. The Department was reacting to criticism by teacher union, Sadtu in the North West.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she needs 10-billion rand to completely eradicate pit latrines in schools.
The Basic Education Department has been lauded for ensuring incident free 2017 matric examinations. Quality assurance body, Umalusi says the department’s efforts ensured that there were no systemic irregularities that would have compromised the integrity and credibility of Grade 12 final year examinations.
African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done.
Businessman Reuel Khoza says matric should still remain the only point of exit in basic education, adding that learners exiting school at grade nine need to be intellectually prepared.
The Basic Education Ministry says the General Education Certificate it plans to issue learners exiting Grade 9 will allow them access to TVET colleges or other institutions to learn technical skills.